The Future Of Hunter PIR

InfographPicThe Department of Health have released the funding arrangements for the 2016-17 financial year, involving some changes for Hunter Partners in Recovery (Hunter PIR).

As of July 1 2016, Hunter PIR will no longer accept referrals and will shift its focus to assist all eligible Hunter PIR clients to access the NDIS, whilst continuing to work with existing clients and assist them to access the services and supports they need. To assist with concerns you may have about these changes we have drafted the following questions, which can be found in our attached brochure.

Does the funding remain the same for me as a PIR client?

Funding to purchase services and supports has been significantly reduced, therefore some
services/supports you require may need to be funded by an NDIS plan. It is likely that PIR
funding alone will not cover all supports.

What does this mean?

Hunter PIR will focus on assisting all eligible Hunter PIR clients to apply and access the NDIS and coordinate your supports if you choose.

What if I don’t have an NDIS plan?

If you choose not to apply for an NDIS plan this may affect our capacity to continue supporting you. In this instance, Hunter PIR will still work with you at some stage in the future to ensure you are referred to an appropriate service/support.

What if I don’t want to apply for an NDIS plan?

If you choose not to apply for an NDIS plan this may affect our capacity to continue supporting you. In this instance, Hunter PIR will still work with you at some stage in the future to ensure you are referred to an appropriate service/support.

Do you know someone that requires a support like Hunter PIR?

From 1 July 2016, should you want to access similar support, we would advise you to contact NDIS on 1800 800 110 or refer to the NDIS website.


 Partners in Recovery and NDIS Interface

 

This paper documents the experiences of the Hunter and Perth Partners in Recovery (PIR) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) trial sites in NSW and WA. These two projects are well placed to offer observations and recommendations to ensure people with severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs are given the best opportunity under the NDIS.

As part of this review, the following was considered;

  • PIR Clients (demographics based on PIR MDS) who are engaged with NDIA (Hunter only).
  • Time spent by PIR staff assisting clients to submit, implement and appeal plans (Hunter and WA).
  • Content of NDIA plans (15) of PIR Clients who have had NDIA plans approved in 2015 (Hunter only) to identify what had been funded and it correlation to identified needs in the initial CANSAS and client plans.

The full report can be read here PIR NDIS Interface